The Best Ways to Overcome Depression

Depression is a joy snatcher when occurrence of unwanted situation takes place in one’s life. Unfortunately, no one on earth is immune against depression. So, everyone must have experienced depression at a particular condition of life. But the good news is that you can overcome depression in your life by the use of light-mind-control system available in the power of God.
World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people throughout the world suffer from depression. The condition reportedly affects 1 in 10 Americans, and more women are affected by depression than men. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence estimates that in the United Kingdom 21 in every 1,000 (16 to 65 years old) live with major depression.
Life is filled with ‘ups and downs’. The causes of depression include various problems such as: Financial, health, job, loss of loved one, childbirth, family issues etc. Jesus Christ was also aware of the bad influence of depression on human when He said in the book of Mathew chapter 11 and verse 28, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. (NKJV)
Depression can occur in various forms, but there are two major permanent solutions to overcome it;

• Engage Yourself in Helpful Events

Depression is an output of low mood which affects the behavior, sense of well-being and activity of the sufferer. So, stay away from your room if you have the strength to visit your friends.
Your expression and laughter in the midst of your friends will improve the mood, and depression will have no power to overcome you. Whenever depression wants to entangle you, join the evangelism team of your church and go out to witness the good news of Jesus to people.
The more you read the word of God, the more strength and power you receive for your soul, and depression will have no power to knock you down. One perfect method I used to overcome depression when I lost my loving sibling was reading a lot of bible verses related to faith and hope for Christians who died in Christ’s righteousness.
When you feel the symptoms of depression, let your mind be filled with the promises of God in the bible.

  • Squeeze depression with your Headphone

Listening to music is a very effective solution to depression of any form. People with depression can feel sad, hopeless, restless or anxious, but music has a unique form of exciting people’s feelings and emotions.

A number of studies were done to test music therapy to treat depression. One 2011 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry involved 79 people between the ages of 18 and 50 with depression. 46 received antidepressants psychotherapy and counseling, and the other 33 were given the same treatment but with an extra 20 music therapy sessions.

Participants were followed after treatment when it was determined that those who received music therapy experienced fewer symptoms of depression and reported an improved sense of overall well-being.

Music makes your body more relaxed and your mind will be in a creative mood of hopefulness. I do not allow depression to overpower me whenever the symptom arises. All I do is to put on my headphone and place my body in the sofa to enjoy the different tunes of good Christian classical music.

Music is the language of your soul, so you can listen to free classical Christian music online. It is a form of an antidepressant that is devoid of side effects unlike the drug therapy.

When you give your whole life (body, mind and spirit) to Jesus, depression will have no effect on you. The book of John chapter 8 verse 36 says: ‘’ Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed’’. The Holy Spirit will always refresh your mind with the powerful word of God and you will be set free from the bondage of depression.

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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